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Rider: Stephen Matthews |Location: Mount Seymour, BC | Trail: ;]

Do We Need Man-Specific Bikes?

More than just 'Stack it and Black it'?

“It comes down to promoting mountain biking as an inclusive activity that men can also enjoy, initially with other dudes, or supportive women…”

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A Placebo for the Common Cold

Booze Kung Fu for the Man Flu

“Normally a Negroni – made with Gin, Tequilla, Bourbon, or etc – is a tasty, if a bit sweet, 1:1:1 beverage…”

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Formula ROR Brakes: Reviewed

Made in Italy

The smooth Italian lines are one attraction of Formula’s ROR brakes, but the ovoid pistons provide more than just an interesting shape…

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Internal Brake Routing?!

Fashionable F*cking Folly?!

“Internal routing looks cleaner and it seems fine for shifters but the rear brake line often bangs around and swapping brakes becomes an ordeal…”

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True Precision Stealth Hubs

Teardown and First Impressions

True Precision’s hubs roll without even a whisper but they engage with virtually no hesitation – does that mean they are delicate and complicated?

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Best of 2016 – Andrew’s Picks

Silver Linings for 2016

Andrew does some up-cycling and custom painting, gets some seriously big-ass rubber and taps an underdog…

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Boost Spacing Shouldn’t Matter

Give us BOOST adapters!

Do you have some wheels or hubs that have become heirlooms because of Boost spacing? You should be able to boost them…

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HT X2 Pedals : First Impressions

Combining the best of both worlds?

An everyman (or woman’s) review of the pedal of choice of Aaron Gwin and Jared Graves – with snow added…

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Blackspire Snaggletooth, Badger, and Crusher

The Beaver brand's new Cranks, Ring, & Bash Taco

Blackspire makes rings, pedals, and bash guards in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Meet Badger, Crusher, & Snaggletooth.

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Ryders antiFOG Eyewear Tested (Updated)

I can see clearly now that the rain is here

Fogged up lenses are the enemy of riders who saddle up in the cold and rainy season, but riding without eyewear isn’t a winning approach either…

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Pivot Firebird Pro – First Look

Preying on trails with 170mm travel

The Pivot Firebird promises a lot with as much travel as a dh bike and DW link suspension that promises to climb effortlessly – can it deliver on everything…

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2017 RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Teardown

Lyrik Labotomy

The Lyrik is simple to work on and the parts inside reflect quality workmanship and engineering – so get in there and make yours sing like new…

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5 MTB Gifts for Less Than a C-note

Three cold beers, two bike tools, and a partridge in a hoody

Mountain biking is expensive but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a great gift for under a hundo – some of these will even save the recipient some money…

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Leatt DBX 5.0 Gear For Adverse Weather

More than Just Braces

Leatt earned a reputation with neck braces, but they are branching out into apparel, packs and helmets that all look worthy of consideration…

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Fox Performance Elite Teardown

As Good as Kashima?

Tearing down a Fox Performance Elite Float suspension fork – Factory level suspension without the Kashima coated stanchions…

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